There are 3 ways to get from Oakland to Chico by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca 8320 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Chico, Ca 1446 / ...

$30 - $67

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Train  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Chico Amtrak Coast Starlight

$35 - $90

Drive  •  3 h

  1. Drive from Oakland to Chico 171.5 miles

$16 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Oakland to Chico is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 3 h.

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The quickest way to get from Oakland to Chico is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 3 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oakland to Chico. However, there are services departing from Oakland, Ca and arriving at Chico, Ca via Sacramento, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Oakland Jack London Square Station station and arriving at Chico Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 8 min.

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The distance between Oakland and Chico is 136 miles. The road distance is 171.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Oakland to Chico without a car is to bus which takes 4 h and costs $29 - $70.

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It takes approximately 4 h to get from Oakland to Chico, including transfers.

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Oakland to Chico bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Oakland, Ca station.

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Oakland to Chico train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Oakland Jack London Square Station.

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The best way to get from Oakland to Chico is to bus which takes 4 h and costs $29 - $70. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $90 and takes 4 h 8 min.

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Oakland to Chico bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Chico, Ca station.

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Oakland to Chico train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chico Amtrak station.

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Map of how to get from Oakland to Chico.
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  • Distance: 135.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

What companies run services between Oakland, CA, USA and Chico, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Oakland to Chico via Sacramento, Ca in around 4 h. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Oakland to Chico once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 4 h 8 min.

Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Chico Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $90
Room
$190 - $270
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Chico, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$27 - $35

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